Borough Care staff recently took part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, which took place at Heaton Park in Manchester. The group of twelve, along with one of the team’s dog, walked a total of seven kilometres around the park. So far, the group has raised over £500 for Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Society is a charity for anyone affected by dementia.
Borough Care staff have been participating in the Memory Walk for the past four years. Kate Oliver, Personal Assistant to the Executive Team at Borough Care, who coordinated the company’s entry, says: “It was a great day, with lots more people taking part in the walk this year. The weather was also on our side, as unlike last year it stayed dry so there was no need for wellies.”
Borough Care is the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport. The company has over 20 years of experience supporting people with dementia. Nine of Borough Care’s eleven homes are specialist dementia care homes. The company offers dementia support through a range of services, including residential care, active recovery and day care provision. Dementia prevalence rates are higher in Stockport than the national average, with over 4,000 people in the borough estimated to suffer with dementia.